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(WTVR)   Man texts, "I need to quit texting because I could die in a car accident..." immediately before driving off a cliff   (wtvr.com) divider line 94
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2012-08-03 11:33:09 AM
Didn't quit soon enough.
 
2012-08-03 11:36:56 AM
Bothe's father said he believes teens, especially those just starting to drive, should have their phones' texting features disabled as a precaution.

i212.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-03 11:45:17 AM
I sincerely hope he died laughing. Otherwise he was farking robbed.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-03 12:34:12 PM

SnarfVader: Bothe's father said he believes teens, especially those just starting to drive, should have their phones' texting features disabled as a precaution.

[i212.photobucket.com image 379x214]


That will work for the three days it takes someone to figure out how to root it and re-enable it.
 
2012-08-03 12:42:52 PM

vpb: SnarfVader: Bothe's father said he believes teens, especially those just starting to drive, should have their phones' texting features disabled as a precaution.

[i212.photobucket.com image 379x214]

That will work for the three days it takes someone to figure out how to root it and re-enable it.


True, but I don't suspect it will be teenage girls, which are by far the biggest offender I see on the road every day.
 
2012-08-03 12:44:56 PM
It's not much of a victory, but sane people will take it.
 
2012-08-03 01:02:18 PM
See what being right gets you?
 
2012-08-03 01:03:15 PM
Meh.


He lived.
 
2012-08-03 01:04:22 PM
media.tumblr.com

It's truly amazing people didn't crash at all before cell phones.
 
2012-08-03 01:04:45 PM
He's lucky. Humanity, not so much.
 
2012-08-03 01:04:59 PM

WienerButt: Meh.


He lived.


images.sodahead.com
 
2012-08-03 01:05:41 PM

SnarfVader: vpb: SnarfVader: Bothe's father said he believes teens, especially those just starting to drive, should have their phones' texting features disabled as a precaution.

[i212.photobucket.com image 379x214]

That will work for the three days it takes someone to figure out how to root it and re-enable it.

True, but I don't suspect it will be teenage girls, which are by far the biggest offender I see on the road every day.


Yes, because how hard will it be for a perky teenage girl to convince the AV club geek to hack her phone and reopen texting. Chances are such girls will be too dumb to remove those 'pictures" she sent to her jock boyfriend.
 
2012-08-03 01:09:11 PM
This is one of those rare cases where the i2.photobucket.com tag should have been used (correctly) and wasn't.
 
2012-08-03 01:10:06 PM
I'm just glad that the dangers of texting and driving have taken the public's attention off drinking and driving.

/Weaves across centerline, oops, weaves back. Nearly over-corrects, but doesn't quite. fark you, I'm fine.
 
2012-08-03 01:10:07 PM
The fact that he recognized that he could die is a great sign. Evolution has been weeding out the weaklings and now we're starting to get to the semi-retarded people who at least know, in theory, they are in trouble. By the time 5G rolls out we might all be star children.
 
2012-08-03 01:11:20 PM

runcible spork: This is one of those rare cases where the [i2.photobucket.com image 54x11] tag should have been used (correctly) and wasn't.




How so? Saying something may happen, then it nearly almost happening isn't ironic. If he were to text "There is no way I could ever die texting and driving" that would be ironic.
 
2012-08-03 01:11:28 PM
Darwin denied.
 
2012-08-03 01:11:46 PM
I say everyone should txt and drive. Weeds out the retarded.
 
2012-08-03 01:12:28 PM

runcible spork: This is one of those rare cases where the [i2.photobucket.com image 54x11] tag should have been used (correctly) and wasn't.


I know! This is like O. Henry and Alanis Morisette had a baby and named it this exact situation!
 
2012-08-03 01:13:01 PM
How exactly do they determine the timing of a text as related to an accident? What is to say I didn't read a text while parked, put my phone down, then crash 5 minutes later with the text app still up front on my phone?

You know the commercial - "this is the text she was reading when she crashed." They can't possibly know that.
 
2012-08-03 01:13:12 PM

Worksucks370: runcible spork: This is one of those rare cases where the [i2.photobucket.com image 54x11] tag should have been used (correctly) and wasn't.


How so? Saying something may happen, then it nearly almost happening isn't ironic. If he were to text "There is no way I could ever die texting and driving" that would be ironic.



Oh damn, he didn't die? Oops.

Ha-ha?
 
2012-08-03 01:13:35 PM

runcible spork: This is one of those rare cases where the [i2.photobucket.com image 54x11] tag should have been used (correctly) and wasn't.


Not really. Situational irony is when something unexpected happens. This just follows and makes sense.

Real irony would be this: Teen puts phone in glove box to stop himself from texting, hits an ice patch and skids out and can't reach his phone to call for help.
 
2012-08-03 01:13:45 PM

Man texts, "I need to quit texting because I could die in a car accident..." immediately before driving off a cliff


Sounds like a thinly veiled suicide attempt, possibly to ensure an insurance payout.
 
2012-08-03 01:13:51 PM
brb doc
 
2012-08-03 01:14:37 PM

runcible spork: Worksucks370: runcible spork: This is one of those rare cases where the [i2.photobucket.com image 54x11] tag should have been used (correctly) and wasn't.


How so? Saying something may happen, then it nearly almost happening isn't ironic. If he were to text "There is no way I could ever die texting and driving" that would be ironic.

Oh damn, he didn't die? Oops.

Ha-ha?



Even if he did die, doesn't really change anything. Irony is saying something and meaning the opposite. Saying you may die texting and driving, and then dying while texting and driving isn't ironic.
 
2012-08-03 01:16:37 PM

Ed Willy: SnarfVader: vpb: SnarfVader: Bothe's father said he believes teens, especially those just starting to drive, should have their phones' texting features disabled as a precaution.

[i212.photobucket.com image 379x214]

That will work for the three days it takes someone to figure out how to root it and re-enable it.

True, but I don't suspect it will be teenage girls, which are by far the biggest offender I see on the road every day.

Yes, because how hard will it be for a perky teenage girl to convince the AV club geek to hack her phone and reopen texting. Chances are such girls will be too dumb to remove those 'pictures" she sent to her jock boyfriend.


Seriously? You think that's common? You've been watching too many movies.
 
2012-08-03 01:17:00 PM

Ed Willy: Not really. Situational irony is when something unexpected happens. This just follows and makes sense.


There are more kinds (and levels) of irony than that.

Worksucks370: Even if he did die, doesn't really change anything. Irony is saying something and meaning the opposite. Saying you may die texting and driving, and then dying while texting and driving isn't ironic.



It would have been ironic because he was demonstrating awareness that what he was doing was dangerous and was expressing intent to address it, and then the very thing he was hoping to avoid occurred. I'd say that's ironic.
 
2012-08-03 01:22:01 PM
"I said, 'Call the funeral home. He'll never make it,'" said Bobby Bothe, Chance's father.

lol
 
2012-08-03 01:22:16 PM
:: Just drove off cliff! LOL ::
 
2012-08-03 01:23:39 PM

runcible spork: It would have been ironic because he was demonstrating awareness that what he was doing was dangerous and was expressing intent to address it, and then the very thing he was hoping to avoid occurred. I'd say that's ironic.


You can say it's Ironic, but it still isn't. Think of it this way, if someone who is overweight said "I'm going to die because i'm overweight... I need to workout" and then died form being overweight, nobody thinks that's ironic.

However, if a fat person said "I'm going to die because i'm overweight... I need to workout" and then died from the workouts. That's more fitting to your view.
 
2012-08-03 01:26:35 PM
Never saw it comi... oh wait!
 
2012-08-03 01:27:05 PM

seadoo2006: [media.tumblr.com image 294x294]

It's truly amazing people didn't crash at all before cell phones.


wait.. are you suggesting that cell phone usage isn't contributing to car accidents?
 
kab
2012-08-03 01:28:16 PM

Mateorocks: Darwin denied.


yep, this.
 
2012-08-03 01:28:45 PM
enough of this shiat already
 
2012-08-03 01:29:09 PM

Worksucks370: runcible spork: Worksucks370: runcible spork: This is one of those rare cases where the [i2.photobucket.com image 54x11] tag should have been used (correctly) and wasn't.


How so? Saying something may happen, then it nearly almost happening isn't ironic. If he were to text "There is no way I could ever die texting and driving" that would be ironic.

Oh damn, he didn't die? Oops.

Ha-ha?


Even if he did die, doesn't really change anything. Irony is saying something and meaning the opposite. Saying you may die texting and driving, and then dying while texting and driving isn't ironic.


The irony is in the timing of the sentiment expressed in the pre-accident text message. Had he acted on that sentiment when he had the realization, then (perhaps) would not have had the wreck. Hence, it is ironic.
 
2012-08-03 01:31:54 PM

SirHolo: The irony is in the timing of the sentiment expressed in the pre-accident text message. Had he acted on that sentiment when he had the realization, then (perhaps) would not have had the wreck. Hence, it is ironic.



I really don't see how it makes it ironic. Even with the timing. Saying something may happen, then it happens. How's that ironic?
 
2012-08-03 01:34:32 PM

Worksucks370: SirHolo: The irony is in the timing of the sentiment expressed in the pre-accident text message. Had he acted on that sentiment when he had the realization, then (perhaps) would not have had the wreck. Hence, it is ironic.


I really don't see how it makes it ironic. Even with the timing. Saying something
may happen, then it happens. How's that ironic?


Wasn't he listening to Alanis Morrisette's "Ironic" at the time?
 
2012-08-03 01:34:50 PM

flizzard: How exactly do they determine the timing of a text as related to an accident? What is to say I didn't read a text while parked, put my phone down, then crash 5 minutes later with the text app still up front on my phone?

You know the commercial - "this is the text she was reading when she crashed." They can't possibly know that.


Texts are time stamped when they are sent and received. You'd have to know the time of the accident for an accurate play by play.
 
2012-08-03 01:38:08 PM
I'd better stop posting to Fark at work, or the cute Asian girl two cubicles over is going to start blowing me.
 
2012-08-03 01:39:08 PM

Worksucks370: Even if he did die, doesn't really change anything. Irony is saying something and meaning the opposite. Saying you may die texting and driving, and then dying while texting and driving isn't ironic.


Irony includes an incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result. Since we would normally expect such a person to continue on safely to his destination as the result of his wisdom, whereas the actual result was that he crashed while expressing the very wisdom that should have saved him, it strikes me that we can safely call this ironic.

But I supposed if you think his text led to his crash as a natural and common order of events, your evaluation of the level of irony may vary.
 
2012-08-03 01:48:17 PM
Texting is popular because you don't have to directly talk to a person, can take time to think of an answer and change it before it's sent.

Though, with morons texting while driving, meaning they have to look at their phone and not the road, I wonder how long it will be before the cell companies incorporate the new Talk and Type software, eliminating the need to manipulate those tiny keyboards?

Win-win for them. Disable the alphanumeric function of the keypad. Charge a major fee for the app and heavily advertise how much safer it is for drivers and even include a cheap but overpriced headset and microphone in the process.

Later, when folks biatch about the cost, they can crow about how the amount of texting accidents have decreased since they implemented the program. They could even include a password to reactivate the alphanumeric keypad to use when customers are not driving and want to punch the buttons.

Naturally, there will be a 'small fee' for sending the Talk and Type Text, with reasons for such varied and made up to pacify the consumer. (Much like actual texting costs more to use now even though it uses much less bandwidth than talking on the cell.)

Of course, the system will not be flawless, since there will be those who MUST watch the screen as they talk and text or who MUST check to see that what they said came out right.

And they'll do this while driving.

BTW. A real solution to all of the text related deaths and accidents is to simply disable that function, leaving only e-mail. But then the cell companies will have to take a cut in profits, there would be a huge protest from customers and some enterprising idiot would come up with an add-on app to restore texting.

After all, remember when radar guns popped up for the cops? Almost over night, buggers developed and were selling radar detectors to drivers.
 
2012-08-03 01:55:00 PM
assets.nydailynews.com

Oh yes...his photo does indeed enhance the LULZ-FACTOR of the story...

Douchetard defined.
 
2012-08-03 01:56:21 PM

DirkTheDaring: I'd better stop posting to Fark at work, or the cute Asian girl two cubicles over is going to start blowing me.


Pics, or she's a figment of your imagination...
 
2012-08-03 01:56:24 PM
As soon as I see this douche on that commercial where they say what they were texting when they had their accident, I'm going to point and laugh adn I don't care who is in the room with me.
Assholes deseve do die alone slowly for doing this.
 
2012-08-03 01:57:06 PM
coolmaterial.com
 
2012-08-03 01:58:46 PM

SubBass49: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x361]

Oh yes...his photo does indeed enhance the LULZ-FACTOR of the story...

Douchetard defined.


Just saw that.
White ball cap on backwards = I will cold cock you with a sucker punch as soon as I hear one syllable out of your mouth, out of general principal.
No problem with doing this for the last 20 years.
If I do it right, the cap spins around and land facing front.
 
2012-08-03 02:00:49 PM

vudukungfu: SubBass49: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x361]

Oh yes...his photo does indeed enhance the LULZ-FACTOR of the story...

Douchetard defined.

Just saw that.
White ball cap on backwards = I will cold cock you with a sucker punch as soon as I hear one syllable out of your mouth, out of general principal.
No problem with doing this for the last 20 years.
If I do it right, the cap spins around and land facing front.


Not JUST a white ballcap, but a white SNAPBACK TRUCKER CAP...backwards...with his hair combed STRAIGHT DOWN ON HIS FOREHEAD.

It's like retard and douche had a baby that got hit with the ugly stick on the way out...
 
2012-08-03 02:01:43 PM

MagSeven: flizzard: How exactly do they determine the timing of a text as related to an accident? What is to say I didn't read a text while parked, put my phone down, then crash 5 minutes later with the text app still up front on my phone?

You know the commercial - "this is the text she was reading when she crashed." They can't possibly know that.

Texts are time stamped when they are sent and received. You'd have to know the time of the accident for an accurate play by play.


That's my point. I don't think my vehicle is going to timestamp my fiery crash. Unless OBDII does that, and then if so I'd like to know if both that and the clock on my phone are synchronized.
 
2012-08-03 02:04:24 PM

vudukungfu: SubBass49: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x361]

Oh yes...his photo does indeed enhance the LULZ-FACTOR of the story...

Douchetard defined.

Just saw that.
White ball cap on backwards = I will cold cock you with a sucker punch as soon as I hear one syllable out of your mouth, out of general principal.
No problem with doing this for the last 20 years.
If I do it right, the cap spins around and land facing front.


Oh my god you sound totally awesome and not at all like a maroon.
 
2012-08-03 02:06:23 PM

skodabunny:
Oh my god you sound totally awesome and not at all like a maroon.


No, I'm an asshole and an old man who hates punk kids, and have no problem putting one in his place.
 
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